The Fort on Skeleton Lake

The Fort on Skeleton Lake
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Cottage in Nipissing South (Utterson)
from $786 per /nt
from $4400 per /wk

Property Details

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Property Description

This beautiful cottage boasts incredible privacy, gorgeous open-concept interior, 212 feet of sandy shoreline, lakeside stone patio and more! Come experience The Fort on Skeleton Lake today!

Property Details

Located on the pristine shores of Skeleton Lake, The Fort offers great proximity to local amenities. Whether you want to enjoy the shopping and restaurants in Huntsville, or experience the Rosseau Farmer's Market, these popular hubs are only a 20 and 15 minute drive respectively.

THE FORT ON SKELETON LAKE is situated atop a slope amongst the trees, and rests on 2.7 acres of classic Muskoka landscape, providing renters with incredible privacy and a very peaceful and serene atmosphere. The open concept main floor offers multiple walkouts to a very spacious patio that offers 5 Muskoka chairs, an outdoor dining set that can seat 8 people, a BBQ, and a fire pit! A large set of wooden stairs gently lower you down towards the waterfront where both a sandy shallow walkout as well as deep water off the dock await! The landing at the bottom of the stairs features plenty of outdoor seating to supervise swimmers and enjoy the surrounding scenery. The dock extends out off of the landing and provides space for boat parking, suntanning, and playing on the Floaty Mat! Fish directly off the dock!

The newly-renovated custom kitchen features high-end appliances, pantry space and a prep island with stool seating for 3.
The dining table rests underneath a nice chandelier and offers seating for 8.
The beautiful Great Room features a 2-storey stone fireplace, soaring ceilings, 2 leather couches, a wicker chair, a flat-screen TV, and a walkout to the patio. Bluetooth capability to the Sonos speaker
A very spacious family room with 3 couches, an Italian FABI foosball table, and a flat-screen TV.

Bedroom 1 - King (Primary) with ensuite
Bathroom 1 - Ensuite with stand-alone shower
Bedroom 2 - Double
Bathroom 2 - 4-piece with double vanity and stand-alone shower
Bedroom 3 - Queen & Bunk Bed (double on bottom, twin on top)
Bedroom 4 - Queen

2.7 Acres
Sandy beach waterfront
Spacious deck with an outdoor dining set
Gorgeous open-concept interior
2-Storey stone fireplace
Shallow & deep entrance to water
212' of frontage
South West exposure
Newly renovated
High-end appliances
Central Air

2 Kayaks
2 SUPs
Fire Pit

This cottage is equipped with wifi and air conditioning
This cottage is not equipped with satellite or a generator
This cottage participates in Jayne's White Linen Program

4 cars

Maximum 6 guests
Non-smoking cottage
Pets are not permitted at this cottage

Check-in time 4:00 pm
Check-out time 10:00 am






Booking Calendar

Availability & Booking Calendar


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Rates & Policies


Daily Rate: $786 - $2640 per night
Weekly Rate: $4400 - $10900 per week
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


Tourist Accommodation Tax - 4.00%
HST Booking Fee - On July 1, 2021 Digital Economy Fee - HST is charged to Guest. If booking is over 29 days. HST #830090783, HST is charged on the Service portion only (approx value only). - 13.00%
Service Fee 1 - 3.00% - Tax Exempt
Service Fee 2 - 3.80% - Tax Exempt
Pricing Subject to Change - $0.00
Accidental Damage Protection - Optional - $22.50
Pet Surcharge - $250.00
Minimum Rental during Peak Season 1 week - $0.00 - Tax Exempt
Many owners prefer multi-week rentals and may not accept 2 week rentals until springtime of the peak season as there is such high demand. Other owners have other minimum stays ranging from 3-8 weeks. - $0.00 - Tax Exempt
Cancellation Insurance - 9.00% - Tax Exempt
Wire Transfer Fee - $17.00 - Tax Exempt
Wire Transfer Fee - $17.00 - Tax Exempt
Availability Calendar Subject to Change - $0.00
Garbage Pickup (Optional-includes HST) - $84.75
Garbage Pickup (Optional - includes HST) - $84.75
Turnover Cleaning Fee - $425.00
Private Agency Weekly Garbage Pick Up - Optional Daily Fee - $7.15
Travel Fee - $25.00 + HST - $28.25 - Tax Exempt
Refundable Security Deposit per week of Rental - $4,400.00
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy by Agency -
If the Cottage Property is for any reason not rentable prior to commencement of the Rental Period then the Guest Agreement will be null and void and all Advance Deposits will be refunded to the Guest’s credit card within 7 days of cancellation. No additional refund or damages will be paid to the Guest or Guests.

Cancellation Policy by Guest -
Guest may cancel the agreement before150 days prior to the start of the rental period, the deposit will be returned less a fee of $2000 per week of reservation if rental is under $20,000 per week. For rentals at $20,000 and over, the cancellation fee is $4000/week of rental. If the Guest cancels the agreement 61 to 149 days prior to the start of the rental all deposits will be forfeited. If the Guest cancels the agreement less than 60 days before the start of the rental agreement the Guest is responsible for the full amount of the rent and is not entitled to any refund.

Cancellation Policy on Concierge Services - Full refund on deposits made 31 days or more prior to arrival. For cancellation of concierge service for arrivals less than 31 days away, all deposits will be forfeited.
Last updated 09/27/2022
Deposit Policy
Deposit Policy - 50% of Rental Amount is due at time of booking.  If your rental's arrival date is greater than 6 months, the 25% is due upon booking and 25% is due 6 months prior to the commencement of the rental.  Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. Please note that there is a $250 penalty associated with late payment of the balance between 59-46 days prior to the commencement of the rental that will be charged to your credit card. At 45 days prior to the rental, Jayne's Cottages is entitled to treat the booking as cancelled as per below.

Jayne's Cottages is entitled to treat the booking of any Guest as cancelled in the event that: a) the Guest gives written notification of cancellation; b) the Guest fails to pay the full deposit due or the balance of rent by the time specified above. In the event that the booking is so cancelled, Jayne's Cottages may re-book the property for the period concerned or for part of that period.

Bookings made within 24 hours of arrival will be charged an additional $1000 Booking Fee.
Bookings made within 48 hours of arrival will be charged a $500 Booking Fee.
Last updated 09/27/2022

Guest Reviews

Perfectly suited for our family. by Simeon B. 07/20/2020
The Cottage itself was perfectly suited for our family - well equipped and very comfortable. Tina and all the staff that we interacted with were friendly and helpful any time we reached out.